Center for Plant Cell Biology


Katayoon (Katie) DeheshKatie Dehesh

Director, Institute for Integrative Genome Biology
Ernst and Helen Leibacher Endowed Chair
Professor of Molecular Biochemistry

Mailing Address:

Botany and Plant Sciences
Genomics Building / 4119C
University of California
Riverside, CA 92521

Phone: (951) 827-6370
Fax: (951) 827-2155
Email: katayoon.dehesh@ucr.edu


PhD 1977 Sussex University
BS 1973 Pahlavi University

College/Division Affiliation:

College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences

Center/Inst Affiliation(s):

Center for Plant Cell Biology

Areas Of Expertise:

Molecular Biochemistry

Awards / Honors:

2016   Ernst and Helen Leibacher Endowed Chair in Botany and Plant Sciences
2014   CBS Teaching Award
2011   Paul K. and Ruth R. Stumpf Endowed Professor of Plant Biochemistry
2013   AAAS Fellow (American Association for the Advancement of Science)
2012-  Honorary Professor at South West University, China
2009   Excellence in Education Award, UC Davis
2002-  Monsanto Fellow
1974   Iran National Award
1974  Pahlavi Foundation Award from Higher Education Ministry
1972  Pahlavi University Award

Research Summary:

Our primary research interests are in deciphering the molecular and biochemical regulatory mechanisms underlying stress-induced responses that have a central and evolutionarily-conserved role in organismal integrity and adaptation to prevailing environmental conditions. Specifically, we examine how stress signals are sensed, and the mechanisms by which they integrate targeted processes, which collectively culminate in organeller cooperativity, a phenomenon that is an evolutionary necessity for maintenance of cellular homoeostasis. We employ plants as a platform to unravel the signaling network(s) shared by various organisms to provide an integrated view of the origins and patterns of divergence in adaptive signaling networks.

Further information and specific research projects can be found on the lab website: http://kdlab.weebly.com

Selected Publications:

List of publications from PubMed

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General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

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Center Information

Center for Plant Cell Biology
Botany & Plant Sciences Department
2150 Batchelor Hall

Tel: (951) 827-7177
Fax: (951) 827-5155
E-mail: genomics@ucr.edu